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The Butler Weekly Times
Printed on Thur lay of raca wwk. A. Great Valine J. 1. A 1 LF.X. Ivl'tor aud Prop. , Kotrl at Ihr pjatoHo of Builer, Mo., ae , MOOd-Claei lull ii.-lt. I. H I I I I I I I I ! II till I trill itelitotei! AS TO GOV. FOLK. Htnry Co. IK-nioerat. That sterling ard conservative Democratic paper, the Pari Mer cury, in a ieinperate aud logical re view of bis career gives full credit to Gov. Folk for Lis work as Governor, but FUitiiehl theie tloughU which are well worthy of serious coniiera tton: "That Got. Folk has beeu a power for good along certain lines, even those mt hostile to htm niUHt ad mit. Ills great mistake lay In his distrust for his ou party and the strange notion, or rather delusion, that his political salvation depended upon Republicans rotes. Ills mild egotism and a disposition to' make Lis achievements appeal particularly to the "ameu corner" elements was offensive to a large class of voters constitutionally hostile to even the slightest suspicion of cant In politics, and the offeuse wasaggravated when his pet phrases fell Into the mouths of the little school of professional politicians who failing with the older shibboleth. attempted to copy his methods Perhaps no chltl execu tlve the State has ever hud was so unfortunate iu the character of men he attracted to him and who, often, 110 doubt uu willingly, he was com polled to countenance. Many of them were notoriously unworthy, nnd he suffered perhaps unjustly by themual psychological implication Others were weak In lack of power and influence and, outside of Yandl r, perhaps there was not a member nf his official family who win not valueless to Mm as personal politi cal asset, some of them doing him positive harm. He lacked essentially the power to discriminate among men and to the character of hts lieu-t-nnns must ascribe a lilir share of tlm blame for his defeat. They were poor advisers and unsuccessful In se curing results. The attack on Stone was a fatal mistake and was supple niented by other blunders equally as ruinous. The disposition to exagger ate his own achievements was not the least of these." The dignified Senators of the L'ni ted States had a lot of fun with President Roosevelt last week, when they Insisted upon the reading of the dry, tedious Journal, while a massen ger from the President with a special message was required to wait Every effort to stop the rending of the journul to receive the message, an almost sacred custom obseryed since the first organization of that body, was met with objections, atteuded with laughter ana j-st from the Sen ators. Now this was meant in no way as an tiffrout put upon the of flee of President, but a direct and studied rebuke to ?. R Roosevelt, the man, who had ruthlessly trorf under foot ol 1 and sacred traditions of the United Slates Senate and who showed scant respect for the dignity, rights and customs of that august body. It Is reported that the three Saloon men In Pleasant Hill, who were com pelled to close up last July, following thelocal option elections, areprepar lng to make application for license to re-open their saloons. They are basing their hopes for success upon I'urmlnglon case, which was re cently decided by the St Louis court o! appeals. It teems that in the Farmlngton case, the advantage held by the wets was that a notice that a census was to be taken was filed upon the same day that the county court made the order for the local option. In Pleasant Hill, how ever, the c'lisus was mt ordered un til after the election hud b-en order ed. l VV4 VZ?v& 7 i mv IN BSOOM Mom A large genuine Brussels Room Rug yarn dyed splendid patterns floral or oriental-will greatly outwear ingrain carpets. We offer this rug at a lower price than ever quoted by a city store or mail order concern and save you the freight besides. Omit Mce CLOAKS AND SHOTS At GREAT REDUCTIONS All this years' goods and strictly first-class, not sweat-shop goods made only to see. Come and see what we have for you at $5.00, $7.50 and $10.00 in Cloaks at $12.50 and $15.00 in Suits Special Offer in Ladies9 Skirts Fine all wool Panama, Satin, Button or Self Trimmed at They are selling fast too. $5.00 Another shipment of the famous BUSTER BROWN SHOES just in. WaflItai7McIKnIb)lbini We want your business. Satisfaction. Tae idlesc of all talk Is that of the possibility of Senator Stone's defeat liV" re-election through a bolt of Dem ocratlc members of the Legislature. Missouri Democrats are. not In the habit of committing political suicide, and If there Is any Democratic mem ber who would think of bolting such instructions as he received from his party on November 3 he knows too welt that the act would mean polltl cal death lasting through the re mainder of his natural life. Republic. Masons Election of Officers. At the annual election of ('fliers' of Butler lodge No. 2o4, A. F. & A- M., the following were elect?-!: F. II Crowell, W. M ; Wm 11. BpII, 8. W.; J. A. Rogers, J. W ; Wesley Denton, Treas ; A. 11. Culver, Sec'y; Wm. W. Ross. Chaplain; 0 D Austin, Mar shal; Richard Lisle. S. D; Henry Donovan, J. D ; W. F. Hemstroet, 8. S.; F. T. Clav, J. S ; B. F. Rosamond, Tyler. There la one thing sure and cer tain, If the Republican leaders suc ceed In their apparent Intention of unseating enough Democrats to de feat Senator Stone, the full facts will be made very plain to every person In Missouri and the crime will be call ed and recognised by Its right name. It will come up to plague the Repub lican party In the state as long as did similar crimes enacted by Count Rodman and his gang directly after the war. Don't forget to hang up your stock lng to-night, for Santa Clans Is sure coming. The Times' stocking Is on the peg, and we expect the old fellow to remember ns, as In the past, with assurances of a bountiful and pros perous year. We wish all our sab scrlbers and other patrons a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Tear. It The Times was given the fulfill ment of one wish, It would be that all sorrow, nnhapplness and disappoint ments be banished f jr this one day from the face of the earth, so that all people might reioice and be merry on this Christmas aay. i Look for Nam In Strap THE ARGYLE CHERAL FATENT COLT BUTTON BOOT The Shoe Makes the -Foot To obtain th belt appearanea, tba moat up-to-data Styla and the moat durabla Sarvlee, the shoe to wear Is tha Florshalm Shoe. Host Styles, $5 ft $6 Uncle John Hornback Dead. John M. Hornback, who for many years resided nar Sprague, this county, died at the home of his eon. Dr. Hornback, at Nevada, Thursday night at 9 o'clock after a long Ill ness. Nearly everyone in western Bates knew and loved ' Uncle" John Hornback, and bin demise "ill be learned with regret by all these friends Deceased was aged CO years, and his funeral occurred at the home of his son In Nevada Rich Hill Review. POFFENBARGER & DOUGLASS. Suuday e.enlng between five and six o'clock the editor of The Time and his wife, while In their front yard, witnessed rather a peculiar phenomenon In the heavens. It was like a shooting star, or comet, In the west, bright as an electric light and apparently abont the size, and left a white streak In Its wake which was visible tor several minutes. We both remarked upon It. that It was the most vivid and peculiar "shooting star" that we had ever witnessed. It had much the appearance of the flight of a very large sky rocket. Dispatches report that a similar phenomenon was witnessed by sev eral hundred people at St. Joseph, Mo., Kansas City and J oplln. Last week and Sunday proved the harvest time to the chnrches of the city, for the seeds sown and cultivat ed during the month's services in the tabernacle. In all 211 persons join ed the church distributed among the various congregations as follows: Christian church, 00; Presbyterian, 36; Baptist, 16; South Methodist, 42; Ohio street M. . Church, 30. They were baptlied and received Into foil fellowship. May the good work continue and the Great Ruler pros per and encourage them to keep the faith. C,B. McFarland returned from a trip through scuthwest, or the Pan handle of TexU the last of the week. Mr. MeFarladd went with a view of seeking an Investment In land. He is well pleased and thinks It will be tha finest farmlno conntrv ever. Be is on a trade for two sections about seventy miles sooth of Amarlllo. Some careless hunter shot and kill ed a fine heifer for Carter Wallace, in his farm in the west part of the coun ty last week. "At the same time the rest of the herd were stampeded and broke through a wire fence into an adjoining enclosure, doing consider able damage. It is just such crimi nal carelessness that causes most farmers to post their places against hunters. Few farmers object to sportsmen shooting on their places, if thy were always careful about stock, particular to see that fences aud other property Is left In good condition. Hunters should remem ber the land belongs to the farmer, they should first get permission to hunt on the premises and then show appreciation by preserving rather than destroying property. Col. Jas. N. Sharp was in Monday. He had just returned from a two weeks trip to his old home at Shelby ville, Teuu It was the Colonel's flrt visit to that place in 18 years. He said bis boyhood friend ree.dlly rec ognlzed him aud gave him a royal welcome, treated him as fine as if he had been a prince. He brought back a quantity of mistletoe and holly for the Yuletlde. Jim confessed un der pressure that his boyhood sweet heart had never married, that she gave him a warm welcome, and that while nothing definite had come of his trip, it was somewhat like the mission that Moses Impressed upon his special messengers that he sent into the land of Canaan. The next time Colonel Jim goes to Tennessee he will not return alone, is our pre diction. - . 9S - I i I I Woodmen Election. The annual election nf officers of Butler Camp Modern Woodmen was ' tie id on inuminy evening and trie following were chosen: Consul, June Harper; Past Con sul. Dr. T. F. Lock wood: Adviser. A. Keeper; Clerk, B. F. Jeter; Banker than. Maddox; Escort, A. Stei Physicians, Dr. J. S Newlon, IV E N. Chastaln, Dr. T. VV. FosJf and Dr .T M rhrlatr- Wntntiniiin J N. , Kline; Sentry, Philip Neu; Board of I Managers, t rank Allen. For Sale. Farm of 100 acres, five miles west of Butler.1 Mo. Address Mrs. Leannah Coffelt, Jamesport, Mo. 0 3t TOe thank you all for your patronage this past year, and will use every effort to merit your future business. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. WALKER-McKIBBENS.